Romney would help the younger Immigrants
Mitt Romney refuses to commit to overturning the new immigration policy put in place by President Obama, if elected to the presidency. The presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party said that if he were president the executive order by Obama would be overtaken through the events of him putting in place his long-term solution to the problem of immigration.
In his interview on Face the Nation on Sunday, he was asked on three occasions if would rescind the Obama orders, but he never directly answered any of the three questions. Instead, he indicated he would work to get a law passed to help the young people brought to the country by their parents. He said he did not know why Obama considered stopgap measures were the correct way to take care of the problem.
Romney’s remarks are further evidence of his rhetoric about immigration since the end of the GOP primary campaign. In January, prior to the Iowa caucuses, he pledged to veto any legislation Democrats create to put illegal immigrants brought by their parents, on a road to citizenship. He instead focused on how illegal immigrations had a negative impact on U.S. jobs.
The White House administration said the new change to immigration policy would affect up to 800,000 people. The president’s move bypassed Congress and achieved the Democrats goal of their long-stalled legislation that was aimed at helping young illegal immigrants who served in the U.S. military or went on to higher education.
The new policy would allow those younger than 30 that have been here since they were at least 16, to stay if they had a high school diploma or equivalent or were in the U.S. military. They can apply for two-year authorizations and can renew those unlimited times.